View Full Version : Tacoma reverse shackle

12-30-2011, 11:42 PM
I have been wanting to do this for awhile to gain a little lift and gain a little more droop. I finally got in the garage and started cutting pieces to fit the puzzle, I will use the stock rivet holes for mounting. I do get a little bored if I do not have a project and this has been on my mind for a long time.


12-31-2011, 12:34 AM
You should come up with a template :D

Nice work!

12-31-2011, 01:57 PM
I'm sure you could sell them for a decent price if you wanted to earn some extra $$$.

01-01-2012, 03:58 PM
Nice work on the custom design. How much lift will that yeild in addition to the enhanced articulation?

Check out what Kevin at ATO (Armor Tech Offroad) in Virginia is doing with a similar design
A bunch of vehicles over on Tacoma World are running reverse shackle setups on 2nd gen tacomas.

01-01-2012, 06:24 PM
I am thinking maybe 3/4" of lift but mostly I was looking to get a little more drop out the springs to keep the tires on the ground. I was looking at ATO for a long time but he has been busy doing other things and decided to do my own.

01-01-2012, 06:45 PM
Looks good. You were probably better off doing it yourself than going with ArmorTech. I am a little bit of a metal fab snob so maybe take this with a grain of salt but the welds on my reverse shackle kit from Armor Tech looked like crap. Structurally they were probably fine. I ended up selling the kit to a guy on ttora.

03-11-2012, 12:12 AM
Install is complete and added about 1 1/4 of lift and the ride seems to have a little softer feel to it. The material for my next project is collecting dust so off to the lab to create another mess my wife loves to see. :)


03-11-2012, 03:27 AM
Nice. Pics of back od truck and measurement from hub center to fender? Good clean work.

03-11-2012, 07:18 PM
25 1/2" center of hub to fender


03-11-2012, 10:42 PM
You have any templates? :sombrero:

03-12-2012, 02:47 AM
Thats pretty awesome. Im interested in doing the same as my factory set up is all bent to hell.
I like it good work!!

Owyhee H
03-12-2012, 01:51 PM
25 1/2" center of hub to fender


Is that a swingout with a factory bumper? Do tell.

OH, and the shackle flip looks really good too.

03-12-2012, 02:03 PM
Is that a swingout with a factory bumper? Do tell
That would be a swingout on a factory bumper just trying to be little different ;)

03-12-2012, 03:04 PM
I see two holes in the shackle, is it adjustable?

Looks like the truck is nice and level, looks good.

03-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Have you thought about making any additional shackles? There is quite a large market for the 2nd gens and no vendors.

If you do decide to make anymore I am very interested.

03-12-2012, 11:07 PM
The problem with making them is my setup is for an Allpro Expeditions springs. My springs have a very big arc and when they have weight on them the springs get longer which moves the hanger back. So for different springs the attachment point could be moved forward on stock or Ome.

I see two holes in the shackle, is it adjustable?
That what I was thinking so when I load up for camping it will give me another 1/2" of lift if I need it just jack the truck up and move the bolt down :)